79-Year-Old American Pastor, Two Congregants Abducted Outside of Church in Haiti

Nearly two weeks before 17 American and Canadian Missionaries were abducted by a Haitian gang, a 79-year-old pastor, who is also a U.S. citizen, was kidnapped just outside of his church in Haiti.

On Oct. 3rd, Pastor Jean Pierre Ferrer Michel, who founded the church Jesus Center in Delmas 29, was abducted in front of his church by armed men dressed as the national police of Haiti at around 8 am, The Christian Post reports. Two congregants, identified as Isabelle Devendegis and Norman Weiner, were also taken.

While Devendigis was later released, Michel’s family said that despite paying a ransom for them, the pastor and Weiner are still being held hostage. The family also noted that Michel’s abduction has received significantly less media coverage than the abduction of the 17 missionaries.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Milton Quintanilla